IOM Reintegration Programme Helps Kosovar Migrants

Europe and Central Asia, Hungary
Date Publish: 
03 Jul 2015

The majority of the migrants taking part in the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programme by IOM Hungary are people of Kosovar origin. Currently, the struggling economy, which results in a lack of prospects, is the major push factor for the people who decide to emigrate from Kosovo. Since the first assistance programmes were implemented in 2006, more than one hundred Kosovar people have been granted reintegration assistance in order to contribute to a sustainable return and ease the highly vulnerable situation that these returnees often face.

The people portrayed in these pictures have all received reintegration assistance within AVRR programmes implemented by IOM Budapest between January 2009 and December 2013, and they were interviewed during monitoring visits carried out between 23 February and 6 March 2015. The monitoring visits were carried out by a delegation from the IOM Budapest office with the dedicated help of colleagues from IOM Pristina.